Section IV. HOUSING KIT
15-24. GENERAL. The housing kit encloses the top,
sides, and ends of the generator set and is removable to
provide access for overhaul or replacement of major
components of the generator set. The housing is
attached to the base assembly and the support frame
assembly. With the housing kit installed the generator set
can be operated at ambient temperatures from 125 F
(51.7 C) down to -25 F (-31.7 C). The housing doors
allow access to the inside of the generator set. The
shutter assembly at the radiator end of the generator set
is automatically controlled and helps in maintaining
correct temperatures of the generator set. Major portions
of the housing kit include panels, doors, shutters,
electrical harness, and necessary hardware items to
procedures contained in table 5-8, of the Operator and
Organizational Maintenance manual completely isolate
any faults that may occur. Test and adjustment
procedures are contained in this section.
15-25. INSTALLATION. Install housing kit in the
following sequence: door and shutter assembly, right
side, front (radiator end), left side, rear, top, and electrical
a. Door and Shutter Assembly. There are four
door and shutter assemblies (figure 15-16).
Two are for the right side of the generator set,
and two are for the left side. Assemblies are
assemblies are mounted in different locations,
depending upon right-hand or left-hand door
location. Assemble two right-hand doors as
(1) Attach shutter assembly (32, figure 15-16)
to door (39) with screws (29), washers
(31), and nuts (30).
(2) Attach both brackets (13) to drive support
bracket (17) with four flat head screws
(10), washers (12), and nuts (11).
(3) Install bracket (25) to control bar (36) with
two screws (24).
(4) Install spacer (14) and bracket (17) on
door with four screws (7), washers (9),
and nuts (8) attaching clamp (40) with
the same hardware. Install actuator (6)
assemblies (1), washers (2), and nuts
supplied with clamp assembles (1).
Install rod (5) with pin (4) onto actuator
(6) shaft and through hole in bracket
(25), then secure with quick-release pin
(5) Install switch support (21) with spacers
(23) and shim (22) and switch cover (16)
using two screws (18), washers (20), and
nuts (19). Install switch (15) onto switch
support (21) with its attaching hardware.
Line up toggle switch (15) with slot in
bracket (25), so that lateral movement of
shutters will actuate switch.
(6) Install chain (28) with screw (26) and nut
(7) This completes assembly of right-hand
doors. Left-hand doors are similarly
assembled, except actuator mechanism
is on the opposite side.
b. Right Side. Refer to figure 5-17 and install as
(1) Attach upper side panel (42) to the
support frame with nine screws (39),
washers (41), and nuts (40).
(2) Attach lower side panel (35) to the base
washers (34), and nuts (33); and one
screw (59), washer (34), and nut (33).
(3) Attach side panel (54) to the support
frame (at the top and bottom only) with
five screws (52), and nuts (53). Install
two screws (36), washers (38),